Canadian Baptist of Western Canada

CBWC Dissertations

bigstockphoto_Books_83906An extraordinary number of pastors within the CBWC – more than 30 – have their Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Theology of Doctor of Philosophy from theological institutions and universities around the world.  We are pleased to provide a copy of some of the dissertations completed as part of their doctoral studies as a resource for other pastors, students and anyone interested in contemporary, in-depth theological study. You will find the diversity of topics and area of study remarkable.

We will add more dissertations as we get them. Unfortunately, not all of the dissertations are available to us electronically.

All dissertations are included here with the permission of their authors.  While the CBWC is grateful for and affirms these dissertations as a resource to promote theological reflection and discussion, the documents reflect the author’s personal theological research and should not be considered official CBWC policy.


Dr. Ellis André, Senior Pastor of White Rock Baptist, White Rock, BC

Doctor of Ministry.  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011

Improving Expository Preaching Through Greater Variety in Sermon Structure and Delivery at White Rock Baptist Church


Callum Jones 2012Dr. Callum Jones, Senior Pastor, First Baptist in Penticton, BC

Doctor of Philosophy, Middlesex University, London School of Theology, 2013

The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada:  Baptist Identity and Ecumenical Relationships, 1907‐1986


cbwc_jobsDr. Mel Konkel, Senior Pastor of Moosomin Bapstist, SK

Doctor of Ministry, Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, Denver, CO

Divorce and Remarriage


Cal MalenaDr. Cal Malena, Senior Pastor of First Baptist in Prince George, BC

Doctor of Ministry, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007

Leading the Development of a Strategic Long-Range Plan for Emmanuel Baptist Church, Saskatoon


Bruce MartinDr. Bruce Martin, Lead Pastor of First Baptist, Lethbridge, AB

Dr. of Philosophy, University of Alberta, 1998

Teaching Shepherds: Educational Role, Reflection, and Research in Pastoral Ministry.

Faith Without Focus : Neighbourhood Transition and Religious Change in Inner-city Vancouver

University of British Columbia, MA Geography, 1989


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Paul Matheson, Senior Pastor of First Baptist, Saskatoon, SK

Doctor of Ministry, Lutheran School of Theology, 2010

Preaching the Reign of God:  Recovering the Message of Jesus with a Canadian Baptist Congregation


McKimDr. Mark McKim, Senior Pastor of First Baptist in Regina, SK

Doctor of Theology, Boston University, 1993

Published as Emil Brunner:  A Bibliography published by Scarecrow Press in 1996


Barbara MutchDr. Barbara Mutch, VP Academic and Charles Bentall Professor of Ministry at Carey Theological College, Vancouver, BC

Doctor of Ministry, Princeton University, 1995

Images of God and Their Relationship to Prayer in the Experience of Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse


JoyceDr. Joyce Peasgood, Founding Director of Anam Chara Centre for Christian Formation and Interim Pastor at Altadore Baptist, Calgary, AB

Doctor of Theology, University of South Africa, 2007

The Relevance of John of the Cross (1542-1591) for Canadian Prairie Evangelical Spirituality


Ryan Sato 2Dr. Ryan Sato, Senior Pastor of First Baptist, Edmonton

Doctor of Ministry, Carey Theological College, 2005

Disciplines for Going the Distance:  Contemplative and Active Approaches to Spirituality and Their Contributions to the Spiritual Journeys of Youth


AxelDr. Axel Schoeber, Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry and Director of the Graduate Internship Program at Carey Theological College

Doctor of Ministry, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, 1990

The Implementation within the Local Church of an Apprenticing Model for Pastoral Training


Pat SchoenbergerDr. Patrick Schoenberger, Senior Pastor of Heights Baptist in Medicine Hat, AB

Doctor of Ministry, Carey Theological College, 2008

Confronting Church Conflict


cbwc_jobsDr. George Sears, Chair of the Board of Carey Theological College

Doctor of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, unknown date

A Recent History of Male Relationship in the Western World